Mark Sanchez gets advice from Derek Jeter, and listens
More random football stuff from Sunday:
I asked NBC producer Fred Gaudelli last week about how he would balance covering Sunday night's football game with covering the new stadium. He said this: "It will be woven in naturally and not at the expense of what's happening on the field."
There were times NBC risked crossing that line. But hey, give Jerry Jones credit as a marketing man, even if his team hasn't won a playoff game since before I had dial-up Internet access. It will be interesting to see whether the new Giants/Jets stadium gets this kind of network TV hype next September.
Good line from NBC's Rodney Harrison on Brandon Jacobs: "I played 15 years in this league and I went up against many backs big, small, fast, whatever. And Brandon Jacobs is the most intimidating running back I've ever had to hit. I can't lie to you, a couple times I was afraid to hit him."
NBC's Peter King on his post-game chat with Mark Sanchez: "One of the things he said was his best advice all offseason coming into this year came from Derek Jeter at a Yankees game one night. He said, 'Do not believe the headlines.' So he hasn't believed them, hasn't read them."
Fox' Terry Bradshaw before the Jets game on Rex Ryan's public, um, confidence: "I'm totally against it. You can get the results you want from your team without going public. You can do it in the locker room. For example, Chuck Noll never said a bad word about anybody [publicly]. But in the locker room one time before we played the Raiders he said, 'We're going to go out there and kick their you-know-what.' It had the same effect but he didn't take it public."